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Source: Livescience  Nov 12, 2018
Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may help protect against heart disease, a new study suggests.   The research, presented here Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting, found that daily consumption of small amounts of flavonoids- compounds found in berries, tea, chocolate, wine and many other fruits and plants — w...
Source: University of Eastern Finland  Nov 03, 2018
Scientists have discovered new compounds that may explain whole grain health benefits, reports a new study led by the University of Eastern Finland. A high intake of whole grains increased the levels of betaine compounds in the body which, in turn, was associated with improved glucose metabolism, among other things. The findings shed new light on the cell level effects of a whole grain-rich diet, ...
Source: British Medical Journal  Nov 02, 2018
A predominantly plant-based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, not least because of its potential impact on mood, suggests a systematic review of the available evidence, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. This diet is associated with improved psychological wellbeing, a reduction in some of the known risk factors for type 2 diabet...
Source: McMaster University  Nov 01, 2018
While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity associated with illness or long hospital stays.   The study, published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, compared the imp...